Uganda national attention should focus on the youth
In Uganda, the youth are of an over whelming ratio to the total population. We therefore as Ugandans need to have a focus and vision towards combating the problems we are encountering. It has been far too long that youth have just been yapping of their great numeration.
We are Ugandans right, from different regions, religions, races, tribes and other more differences. We have now to reason beyond the hemispheres we have always been.
Uganda is a rich country with a lot of wealth.
We have the most ever fertile soils on the entire globe but why then count ourselves still poor. We have resources, both natural and human resources. Why count ourselves poor?
It’s honestly a poor mindset of Ugandans. From our respective areas of residences, we have what is enough not to all focus at the central point- Kampala.
In our areas, we just have all that we need especially to achieve development.
Let’s look and focus majorly on resources available. Let’s utilize what is within our locality. Each district for example has got many jobs that are grabbed by foreigners, I mean people from out of that location. If only these jobs are utilized by the area people, then development would have been achieved. Currently we have oil in Bunyoro (Hoima district) but still it will be so miserable for employees to come from other areas. By this the country will not have a balanced development. Areas with elites will utilize areas that have illiterates to achieve development.
Regions or districts should utilize what is within then to develop their own people through employment. Currently we all are aware of the job scarcity in the country. These graduates need to be employed within the home areas. Kiryandongo currently has got the camp and Karuma hydro power project. If this idea is seriously taken, then no one from Kiryandongo must cry of unemployment.
It was miserable I repeat my previous post for the Koreans to take over road contracts within Kiryandongo as if we don’t have civil engineers. Well, it’s about resource utilization by the people where the project is being carried out.
Secondly, imagine if just your district from tomorrow morning was declared an independent country then where would it access all the necessities to make it run effectively?
Everything we need is within us and this is the time we must act by taking charge of our own resources. Every district in Uganda has got capacity to address the socioeconomic challenges in it. It’s about waking up and realising what I really mean.
We can set up business, education, health, transport, farming and other sector standards in within us. Each district could have an independent ideology on development, well the issue is that it’s not government that will solve the problem of unemployment but will help us to. Government therefore must come and take this message very seriously into consideration.
By Kundu Ronald